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8 May 2015

WFP Expands Nepal Earthquake Response, Stresses Urgent Funding Needs for Food (For the Media)

WFP, with its humanitarian partners, has distributed food for 300,000 people since the quake and is bringing in more helicopters and engaging multiple fleets of small trucks to get supplies to hard-hit rural areas where roads are poor or non-existent. WFP is also opening a land route from India to take pressure off Kathmandu airport. But WFP, funded entirely by voluntary contributions from governments, companies and private individuals, is struggling to raise money for this complex and costly operation. Text transcript of this video

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